In a ceremony held at the Brisbane Powerhouse last night, the winners of the2016 Queensland Music Awards were announced. Congratulations to Dew Process artist Eves The Behavior (Hannah Karydas) for winning Best Music Video for ‘TV’ and Create/Control artist Sahara Beck who took out Folk Singer/Songwriter category for her song ‘Mother Mother’.
EVES THE BEHAVIOR, the only artist with three nominations (across two categories): ‘TV’ (Best Pop, Best Music Video) and ‘Electrical’ (Best Music Video).
EVES THE BEHAVIOR’s mesmerising film clip for ‘TV’ was directed by the ARIA-award nominated Josh Logue (who has worked with Empire of the Sun, Madonna, The Flaming Lips and Death Cab for Cutie) Hannah says about the compelling clip:
“The initial concept started with the cinematic landscapes of David lynch films (circa Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive). I wanted a bunch of characters, which were created from some of my favourite literature. For example, Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. We filled a room with strong characters and then placed me in it, turning me into a character too. Welcome to my space – it is perfect for the song and a perfect introduction to what comes next.”
EVES THE BEHAVIOR’s stunning four track EP was released July, 2016 via Dew Process / UMA and features previously released singles ’TV’ and ‘Electrical’, both of which became fast favorites at triple j and have gained in excess of 2.6 milliontotal combined plays online, a remix of ‘TV’ from the hands of producer /Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa. EVES THE BEHAVIOR sold out her debut headline Melbourne and Sydney EP launch shows late in 2015, with tickets for the first Melbourne date at Shebeen being snapped up within two days of announce.
EVES THE BEHAVOR, who was unable to attend the ceremony, is currently residing in London working on her debut album alongside song writer Samuel Dixon (Sia, Adele) and Stella Mozgawa from Warpaint. Karydas spoke to The Music recently regarding her QMA nomination and imparted details of the writing process “It’s my first record, so I’m sort of like feeling in the dark as to how to make a record, you know?” she admits. “‘Cause I’ve never done this before. It’s a lotta fun — it’s not stressful, it’s just more like I sometimes have days where I freak out [about] whether I’m doing it the right way and then I realise, ‘Well, it’s completely up to me, I can do it however I want’.
Sahara Beck who took out Folk Singer/Songwriter category for her song‘Mother Mother’ was also nominated for Song Of The Year, which Violent Sohotook out with ‘Like Soda’.
Sahara Beck, the 19 year old from the Sunshine Coast has already achieved so much from her career in music that began at a very young age. Sahara began writing music at age 14 and released her first album when she was 15. A year later in 2012 her song ‘You Could Be Happy’ was nominated for Song Of The Year at the Queensland Music Awards, and she took out the High School Category that same year.
Sahara Beck has just released ‘Here It Comes’, the first official single to be lifted off her forthcoming album titled ‘PANACEA’ which is set to be released in 2016 viaSUGARRUSH Music & Create/Control. This Easter weekend, Sahara Beck will return to take the stage once again at Bluesfest 2016, performing alongside the likes of Brian Wilson, Joe Bonamassa, The Cat Empire, Richard Clapton, The National and City And Colour. Sahara has also just announced a run of east coast headline shows to celebrate the release of ‘PANACEA’. The album tour kicks off Thursday the 12th of May at The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne and takes in ten dates across Victoria, News South Wales and Queensland including The Big Pineapple Festival.
Don’t miss your chance to see Sahara Beck live at these upcoming headline shows and festival appearances. Watch www.saharabeck.com.au for all the latest releases and news.
Sahara Beck Performing At Bluesfest 2016
Sun 27 March – Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW
Jambalaya Stage: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Mon 28 March – Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW
Juke Joint Stage: 1.30pm – 2.30pm